Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan on Armenia’s Agreement with Azerbaijan, Russia

Dear Armenian compatriots, 

Today throughout the entire day the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and I discussed our actions aimed at terminating military operations. Beforehand I also had discussions with the National Assembly and received the consent of an overwhelming majority of the deputies. Given the current heavy situation, and in order to avoid further massive human casualties and the complete loss of Artsakh, I have given my consent to end the war immediately. I will release a detailed message regarding the signed trilateral agreement later.

I extend my deepest condolences and pride to the relatives of our martyrs and to the entire nation. We will still have time for dialogue with the relatives of our fallen heroes and our soldiers regarding our actions. I bow before all of the people who invested even the smallest contribution into the hard work of defending the homeland.

—Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan

Translated by Weekly Staff


  1. The awful news and truth is becoming ever more clearer by the hour. Arayik Harutyunyan and Nikol Pashinyan colluded and betrayed Artsakh together. By giving their consent and the latter signing this modern-day Munich Agreement, they both agreed to destroy the independence, viability and future of Artsakh, in order to “save” whats left of it, only to “guarantee” the gradual destruction of the rest of it. And just like the Munich Agreement, this agreement was kept secret until it was signed. So many lives were sacrificed and resources poured in for the survival of Artsakh for the past three decades, only to be given away at the last moment by this cowardly and treacherous duo. Millions of Armenians all across the world will damn these traitors for what they have done.

    • Please reconsider what you are saying. Between the two of them, they had more knowledge of the current situation and possible outcomes better than anyone in or out of armenia, that I can guarantee. It is easy for you and I to give our opinions online like this, but the truth is that as stated in the article, the national assembly was mostly in favor of this agreement. The Armenian people elected these two officials, and we must have faith in them and stick together as a nation. To divide now would be the ultimate defeat.

  2. This was his plan all along- to betray Armenians at the last moment so that Azerbaijan can have victory on its flag day. It explains why Armenian Armed Forces never fully utilised the foreign volunteers (just telling most of them to stay at home) and didn’t ever use the Islander missiles on Azerbaijan. The man’s facial expressions show no remorse whatsoever and Pashinyan is at times laughing when delivering the bad news.

  3. I think Arayik Harutyunyan and Nikol Pashinyan didn’t study the situation well and not able to read the pulse of general Armenian. Moreover, they suffered from Turkfobia. This demoralising attitude triggered the Azerbaijani victory. My question is that if they want to end this way why they delay, making tremendous casualties, can Armenia able to make up these loss in a decade? We loss our best boys, precious property, huge capital … how these could be compensate ? Our soldiers lost their moral courage, these are the end result of corrupted politicians

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